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Tourism bosses in search of experts to help shape Brighton and Hove's future
Tourism chiefs are looking for experts to shape the city’s future.
Brighton and Hove City Council’s marketing body, VisitBrighton, works with more than 400 partner businesses including hotels, shops, attractions and restaurants.
The new Tourism Advisory Board will foster collaborating with more tourism stakeholders.
Board members will include senior figures from private companies, education establishments including language schools, tourism associations, the digital sector, event organisers and transport providers.
Members will be expected to attend at least four meetings a year and will not receive payment for their role. They will be involved in reviewing the tourism strategy and advising VisitBrighton in promoting the city to visitors as well as providing advice and support to the city council in its plans and strategic policies.
Adam Bates, boss at Visit- Brighton, said: “With over eight million visitors a year and a contribution to the local economy of £732 million there is no doubt that our current marketing strategy is getting good results.
"But like most sectors we’re facing challenging times and we want to ensure Brighton’s position as a leading destination is maintained.
"We have always adapted and changed to try to stay ahead of the competition and it makes sense to tap into the wealth of expertise we have in the city.
"We’re looking for people who are enthusiastic and committed and can work with others to improve the city for everyone’s benefit.”
Soozie Campbell, chairwoman at the Tourism Alliance, an independent group whose members include the Sea Life centre and the Hilton Brighton Metropole, said: “We broadly welcome the Tourism Advisory Board and see it as a positive step forward in engaging stakeholders in the tourism sectors, particularly the business who actually create the tourism economy in and around the city."
More details and an application form can be found on the Visit-Brighton website or by telephoning 01273 292621.
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